Resources for Computer Science

 


Computer Science Guidance Documents

  • K-12 Computer Science Guidance - This document serves as a quick reference guide for the K-12 Computer Science Content area.
  • Computer Science Glossary - This is the companion glossary for Ohio's Learning Standards for Computer Science. 
  • Ohio Graduation Requirements - This webpage provides up-to-date information concerning Ohio graduation requirements, including pathways for graduation.
  • Advanced Computer Science Checklist - When students choose to take advanced computer science in lieu of Algebra 2/Math 3 or equivalent, the school must communicate that some institutions of higher education may require Algebra 2/Math 3 or equivalent for the purpose of college admission. This document is a template schools can use for this purpose.

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Teacher Licensure Resources

  • Eligibility Verification Form - Teachers and districts have until December 31, 2024, to submit the Computer Science Eligibility Form to take advantage of this temporary law for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Education Program Finder - The Educator Preparation Program Finder is the complete list of Chancellor-approved programs that lead to Ohio licensure/endorsement. The Ohio Department of Higher Education verifies that programs on this list hold the authority to recommend program completers for an Ohio educator license.
  • Ohio Assessments for Educators Computer Information Science (OAE 054) - This is the link to the support page for the current Ohio Assessment for Educators Computer Science test (OAE 054).
  • Teacher Certificate and License Search - This tool allows licensure search by subject code. It also allows subject codes to be searched using teacher license codes.

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Curriculum and Professional Development 

Carnegie Mellon University

  • CMU Computer Science Academy - This is a free, online, interactive computer science curriculum for high schools that is engaging, creative, rigorous and fun. CS Academy also includes teacher training, an online interactive textbook, online technical support and more!

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CISCO Networking Academy (netacad.com)

  • Cisco Networking Academy is a global IT and cybersecurity education program that partners with learning institutions around the world to empower all people with career opportunities. It is Cisco’s largest and longest-running Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility program.

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CODE.org

  • Code.org® - Code.org® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. The Code.org website has many coding projects and courses for children of all ages from K-12 and beyond.

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Girls Who Code

  • Girls Who Code Clubs Program - Girls Who Code is an international non-profit leading the movement to close the gender gap in tech. We offer free and flexible computer science programs for 3rd-12th grade students to learn how to make a positive impact on the world through computer science.
  • How to Start a Club Guide - Step-by-step guide to starting a Club!

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INFOhio

  • INFOhio.org has a number of teacher resources for ages 3-5 and grades K-12. INFOhio transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator and parent in Ohio.

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NCWIT

     Contact: engagecsedu@acm.org

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OHIO CYBER COLLABORATION COMMITTEE (OC3)

  • Ohio Cyber Range Institute - Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Adjutant General's Department office of the Ohio National Guard, and headquartered at the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio Cyber Range Institute supports collaborative cybersecurity programs across Ohio. The goal of the OCRI is to advance an integrated approach to cybersecurity education, workforce, and economic development in cyber-related fields throughout the state.
  • Ohio Cyber Club Toolkit - The toolkit includes cyber security activities, career resources and other links to help students understand how cyber security impacts everyone. Many of these materials are created by Ohio educators, industry partners and government agencies.

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TECH CORPS AND THE LEARNING COLLABORATIVE (TLC)

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Career Resources

  • Ohio's Industry Credential and WorkKeys Page - The process of earning industry-recognized credentials allows students to experience education through work, about work and for work. Students learn more deeply by practicing and applying their knowledge through work and employment experiences. They learn about workplace expectations in terms of professional or “soft” skills needed for employment, as well as learning about career pathways and what the labor market for particular occupations looks like. Students learn the job-specific skills they will need to perform day-to-day tasks.
  • Career Connections - Career Connections provides decision-making materials, information and tools that easily fit career education into classroom instruction at all grade levels. Career Connections is a joint initiative among the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioMeansJobs and Ohio Department of Education and Workforce.
  • OhioMeansJobs K-12 - The place to plan your future. Get started by taking the guided tour and completing recommended activities; creating an online backpack to save and view information; taking a career interest survey to learn about yourself; exploring career information by a keyword or industry; building a budget to learn about the cost of living on your own.

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Professional Organizations

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